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Cancer Palliative & Supportive Care

Cancer Palliative & Supportive Care

At any stage of your journey, you or your loved ones may need relief from symptoms or an extra layer of support for living with cancer.

Supportive Care for Symptom & Pain Management

When you and your cancer care providers work with the Cancer Palliative Care team at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City, you receive the help you need from specially trained doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers and pharmacists.

Throughout your cancer journey, palliative and supportive care can help improve your quality of life through a variety of methods including:

  • Medications

  • Alternative and complementary therapies

  • Referrals to other Supportive Care services

  • Regular communication between care teams

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment to visit with a palliative and supportive care specialist in cancer supportive care at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center.

Call (405) 271-4385

Get Help for Your Concerns

Ask your cancer care team for a referral to Supportive Care or visit us on the 2nd floor of Stephenson Cancer Center to schedule an appointment for help with:

  • Cancer pain

  • Caregiver burden

  • Constipation or diarrhea

  • Dyspnea – Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia – Difficulty sleeping

  • Nausea

  • Neuropathy – Numbness or tingling

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sleep problems

  • Stress, anxiety, depression

Comprehensive Palliative & Supportive Care Services

The process of working with the Palliative Care team covers a wide range of services designed to improve your ability to carry on with daily life, including:

  • Information to help with complex medical decisions

  • Discussion and documentation of your wishes about healthcare proxy and medical preferences, including medical interventions you do or don’t want

  • Emotional, practical and spiritual support for you and your family

Learn more about psycho-oncology and other pain management services at OU Health.

Your Supportive Care Team

Throughout your journey at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, you can depend on your Supportive Care team to walk with you every step of the way. You’ll work with professionals from many healthcare disciplines, including palliative care providers, psychologists, psychiatrists, genetic counselors, clinical social workers, case managers, oncology dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, cancer navigators, American Indian navigators and tobacco cessation counselors, as well as other helpful clinicians and support staff.

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